Prof. Matic's old friend, Dr. Rootes, attempts to conquer Earth using an invasive species of alien plant life – which promptly runs amok! First aired: 18 November 1962 Topics: classic tv, british, 1960s, supermarionation, puppets, gerry anderson, itv, sci-fi
These are the only two surviving episodes of "The Quatermass Experiment" - Nigel Kneale's first Quatermass series. If you want to know how it ends you will have to buy the BBC dvd which includes the original script, or see Hammer's 1955 movie version or the 2005 remake. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic Television, British, Quatermass, Sci-fi, Thriller, surviving episodes
Flash Gordon pits himself against the mad witch, who is again trying to completely dominate the universe.- Aired: 03/18/1955 - Season 1, Episode 22 Topics: Classic TV, 1950's Television, 1955, DuMont, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Space, Flash Gordon, Steve...
From the live tv anthology series Tales of Tomorrow. Mysterious menacing minerals in Michigan. More info at the IMDB. Upload courtesy of Inventing Situations. Hopefully in the public domain. ( 6 reviews ) Topics: scifi, live tv, television, tv, tales of tomorrow
This is episode number 17 of the one and only season of the original Flash Gordon television series from the 1950's. In this episode The evil Queen Credentia of the planet Diana, recently paroled by the Galaxy Council, overhears a plan to make the Sky Flash capable of traveling at the speed of light. She kidnaps Dale in order to find out the details, so that she can go back in time and change the outcome of the war she lost. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: The Space Adventures of Flash Gordon, Classic TV, 1950's, Sci-Fi
This is episode number 5 of the one and only season of the original Flash Gordon television series from the 1950's. In this episode King Akim rules over a planet where cruelty, hate, and lawlessness are virtues and murder is commonplace. A G.B.I. agent is sent to investigate, but Akim the Terrible brainwashes him and orders the agent to assassinate Flash Gordon. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: The Space Adventures of Flash Gordon, Classic TV, 1950's, Sci-Fi
Here comes Tobar was a very short lived Sci-Fi television program. I don't know very much about this program that ran in 1957. It is about a crime fighting robot named Tobor and it is controlled telepathically by a little boy. If any of you know anything about this show please let me know so I can post it. ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Third Eye Cinema, Here Comes Tobor, 1950's, Classic TV, Sci-Fi Television, robots
A live tv production of Frankenstein from the anthology series Tales of Tomorrow. Legend has it that Lon Chaney Jr. (playing the monster) was unaware that it wasn't a rehearsal, so rather than break up props as planned, he simply put them down. While he certainly does some odd things with the chairs and appears to ask a question to somebody off stage (at 12:04), he does break up some props, and certainly isn't the only one flubbing (or was 'elictricigate' a word in the day of Mary Shelley?)... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: frankenstein, horror, monster, scifi, live tv, television, tv, tales of tomorrow
"Captain Video and His Video Rangers" episode from circa 1950. This series aired on the DuMont Television Network from 1949 to 1955 and was the first sci-fi series on American television. Over 1000 episodes were aired, of which about 24 survive. This episode was written by MC Brock and stars Richard Coogan. It was broadcast live each weekday. The show spawned at least 3 spin-offs of which nothing survives. ( 11 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Science Fiction, Sci-Fi, DuMont Network, DuMont Television Network, 50's TV, 50s TV,...
This is the final episode of the one and only season of the original Flash Gordon television series from the 1950's. In this episode Flash learns that the survivors of the underworld kingdom that he thought he had destroyed in episode 35, "The Earth's Core," seek revenge on the "surface people. ( 9 reviews ) Topics: The Space Adventures of Flash Gordon, Classic TV, 1950's, Sci-Fi
From the live tv anthology series Tales of Tomorrow. After a customer is overly eager to buy a crystal egg, an antique shop owner does the only logical thing: takes it to the chairman of Cambridge's physics department (played by Thomas Mitchell, Uncle Billy from It's a Wonderful Life), who discovers the egg's secret. From a story by H. G. Wells More info at the IMDB. Upload courtesy of Inventing Situations. Hopefully in the public domain. ( 6 reviews ) Topics: H. G. Wells, scifi, live tv, television, tv, tales of tomorrow, Thomas Mitchell
Another incredibly strange episode of ''Captain Video and His Video Rangers'', the DuMont Television Network series which, in fact, was the first science fiction show ever to air on TV. However, to fill up time of each LIVE episode, they showed clips from old westerns. This episode also features original commercials. Reviews of the series at the time were mixed ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50's, 50s, 1950's, 1950s, Fifties, Science Fiction, Sci-Fi, Western,...